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Boot scootin’ boogie

I’ve overturned a lot of dance stones during my years in Los Angeles. When I first arrived here, swing was all the rage, and I spent many a night at The Derby in it’s heyday. Then, it was all about salsa, which bled into my discovery of merengue and bachata and cumbia. I loved samba […]

Colombia as Muse

Colombia as Muse

When I was in Cartagena, Colombia, for a month in January/February, a new audio guide to “The Cartagena of Gabriel Garcia Marquez” was released for the first time to the public.  I was so excited to be one of the first to take the tour, as the Nobel Prize-winning author’s story “Love in the Time […]